Posted by Mary
on September 02, 2000 at 10:17:10:
In Reply to: add posted by mrsdeluxe on September 01, 2000 at 20:57:51:
: could anyone advise me on signs to look for in my daughter ? shes 5 yrs andwe'er really having prombles.
Simple ADD quite often involves trouble staying on task ie: working on something and being distracted even momentaily not knowing where you were at before you got distracted. For my son this meant his special help teacher was in the regular classroom to observe him and he worked right along but as soon as she walked away to see what his classmates were doing when she got back he hadn't done a thing because he got distracted. Quite often ADD children have poor small motor coordination ie: there handwriting is very poor and hard to read. They have difficulty getting organized. ADD kids often don't come home from school anywhere near the proper papers or books they need for homework assignments as they can't stay on task to get the items from their desk or locker to the bookbag. They often have trouble with directions as they get distracted and then don't have a clue what it was they were supposed to do. Do a search on the web for Attention Deficit Disorder and you will find lots of information. One thing to be noted though is that plain ADD children do not usually have a problem with sitting still or with their behavior being distruptive. If you suspect ADD have your doctor refer you to a clinic that does ADD testing and have her tested. Hope some of this helps.